Here are slides and notes from Paul Kanarek‘s engaging talk, Separating Fact from Fiction in College Admissions, held at Gunn’s Spangenberg Auditorium on Thursday October 24.
Please join us for our next Parent Ed event!
Monday, November 4 7:00 pm
Paly Haymarket Theater
Childhood has come to resemble a race to perfection. Result: children and parents are frazzled and unfulfilled. But change is coming. A global movement (think Slow Education, Slow Families, Slow Parenting, Slow Kids, etc) is finding ways to give children the time and space to explore the world on their own terms, take reasonable risks, play freely, get bored, be children again. In this keynote, Carl explores this powerful drive to reinvent childhood for the 21st century, touching on themes ranging from technology and extracurricular activities to education, safety and consumerism. He shows how to strike the right balance between doing too much and doing too little for children, and how slowing down can help them reach their full potential (as well as making family life a lot more fun!).
Wednesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gunn Amphitheater
RSVP for Gunn’s 2nd annual Back-to-School Picnic and Social! The Food Trucks will be: Crepes & Waffles, MoBowl, the Oaxacan Kitchen, and Mister Softee. The Gunn Wind Ensemble be playing. Join the fun! Gunn students, families, staff, and alumni are all invited. Bring a picnic or a few bucks to buy dinner or dessert. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GunnBTSPicnic19. See you there!
Bike Registration with Bike Index
Bike Index is a national program used by the Palo Alto Police Department to help recover stolen and lost bikes. Register your bike now.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 6:00-9:00 PM THIS THURSDAY
Meet at 6:00 PM in the outdoor amphitheater. Have your child fill in his/her schedule (available on Infinite Campus) ahead of time, and bring the completed schedule and a flashlight. This is a great opportunity to meet all your child’s teachers! (Reminder: This is not the time for individual conferences about your child. Instead, please email your child’s counselor or teacher — see the staff directory at gunn.pausd.org — to arrange an appointment for discussing specific concerns.)
Back to School Night Schedule:
Principal’s Introduction in the Amphitheater: 6:00-6:15 pm
Zero, H Period, or SELF: 6:25-6:35 pm
Period A: 6:45-6:55 pm
Period B: 7:05-7:15 pm
Period C: 7:25-7:35 pm
Period D: 7:45-7:55 pm
Period E: 8:05-8:15 pm
Period F: 8:25-8:35 pm
Period G: 8:45-8:55 pm
SCHOOL ENDS AT 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!
Schedule of events and classes this Friday:
Period C: “Run, Hide, Defend” Lockdown and Lesson (8:25-9:25)
Period D: Evacuation Drill (9:35-10:25)
Period E: Student Handbook (10:40 – 11:25)
Period F: Digital Citizenship lesson (11:35 – 12:20)
Period G: Data Collection (12:30 – 1:00)